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14 April-28 May

Eastern Southland Gallery: Motoko Watanabe exhibition

Dunedin artist Motoko Watanabe presents a collection of woven sculptures.

The works on display deconstruct the weaving process by focussing on details of form, and moving beyond function.

Initially trained in Japan as an illustrator, Watanabe started making small baskets at home from organic materials in her garden after the birth of her daughter.

Ikebana (flower arranging) baskets are a traditional Japanese craft form.

Watanabe has extended the craft, by using non-traditional materials - recycled and second-hand fabrics. Her conscious use of these fabrics sees the raw materials become a central focus of the work.

WHERE: Eastern Southland Gallery

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